Canada has committed around $1.7 million in the development of new technology to generate high-efficiency organic carbon fertilizers, according to the country’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Fertilizers are an important tool for farmers throughout the globe in meeting the issue of feeding a rising population, thus the Canadian government has asked Sulvaris in Calgary, Alberta, to convert industrial by-products into ecologically friendly and efficient fertilizer products.

“Our investment in Sulvaris’ innovative fertilizer technology recognizes this key on-going priority to support development of affordable and environmentally sustainable fertilizers that help our farmers improve food supply,” stated the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau.

The carbon management system developed by Sulvaris turns organic waste into high-efficiency fertilizers rich in nutrients and soil-building carbon. They are cost-effective in large-scale agricultural, as well as commercial and residential applications.

Furthermore, organic fertilizers outperform traditional chemical fertilizers by releasing nutrients more slowly, resulting in less unabsorbed nutrients in the soil, lowering the danger of their emitting damaging greenhouse gas emissions or harming rivers.

Climate change and population growth will continue to put pressure on the global food supply. As a result, if Canadian farmers are to continue generating sustainable productivity increases, they must embrace innovative on-farm, climate-smart techniques.

Member of Parliament George Chahal highlighted that “this new approach developed here in Calgary […] is an important step towards our goal of reducing greenhouse emissions while giving farmers the inputs to sustainably increase their production.”

Furthermore, the situation in Ukraine, a major agricultural producer, has increased demand for Canadian crops and agricultural goods as exports and donations to the World Food Bank this year.

“In the wake of the conflict in Ukraine, our farmers are being called upon to play an even greater role in feeding the world, and we are continuing efforts to ensure they have access to the resources they need,” mentioned Bibeau.

The Government of Canada has been trying to enhance the environmental sustainability of fertilizer since the announcement of Canada’s Strengthened Climate Plan. A national objective was declared in December 2020 to decrease fertilizer greenhouse gas emissions by 30% below 2020 levels by 2030.

This summer, a fresh round of talks with producer groups on strategies to accomplish the aim will be completed, with high-efficiency fertilizers suggested as one possibility.



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